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Niese Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Nies . German: habitational name from a place so named near Detmold.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Nese, Niesen, Annese, Liese, Neese, Riepe, Wiese, Niess, Niemi

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Where is the Niese family from?

You can see how Niese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Niese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Niese families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Niese families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Niese's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Niese families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Niese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Niese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and House Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Niese. 30% of Niese men worked as a Farming and 42% of Niese women worked as a House Wife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niese were Plasterer and House Work. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farming
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Plasterer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Wife
    42%
  • Housewife
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • House Work
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Niese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 610 immigration records available for the last name Niese. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Niese. For the veterans among your Niese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Niese lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Niese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Niese in 1945 was 64, and 60 in 2004.

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